42 players have so far pre-registered for the $1 million buy-in tournament ($111,111 will be a charitable donation to One Drop) THE BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP that will be played at RIO All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on July 1st, 2012.
Five of the players are businessman who don't want their names published, 3 seats are reserved for qualifing players, the remaining 34 players are a mix of rich people and well-known poker pros.
Hedge funds manager, now there’s a profession that I would like to have… In the beginning of my “carreer” at the university, I went for economics, but accounting wasn’t made for me, I love mathematics, but I could never get it very well about the Active and the Passive in the Balance of the companies… This guys must be part of some of those clubs of solidarity (like the big world wide “R”, that was born in Chicago) and this is just another way to help for a cause. If any of them reaches the final table of this event, or even gets to win it, there’s no chance they are going to keep anonymous at that point.
@uhhcallmi Negranu moans just as much as hellmuth, but tends to be more whinny like when doing so. I would not like to see my hedge funds manager at the table, I know that much. Great way to donate to a superb charity, but something just does not sit right with me when people are playing with 1 mill, its a game!
If you have lots of millions why the hell not, people are non stop moaning when they play with that kind of money anyway and now people doing it for charity people still moan they cant catch a break these guys
the most interesting dudes in the list are hedge fund managers imo- they just take the money their clients invest in hedge funds and look at the buy in as an high risk investment, or at least they say so- in reality other people just pay them to have a great time from their cash...nice to be a hedge fund manager
Posted by ayaraled: hellmuth is not playing?hope he play this tournament.....
ayaraled, maybe Helmuth is giving some space for Daniel Negreanu, who already showed himslef sad about still not having won any tourney at this year’s WSOP and he is now concentrating on this, besides the other events he will still be taking part at WSOP. Besides, there are other great players there like Gus Hansen and Patrik Antonious in One Drop. What most surprises me is not seeing the name of Tom durrr Dwan on this list, this seems the type of tourney that fits exactly in his profile.
Awesome line up it's impossible to predict a winner with all this players.. kinda surprised tho to see some names here that even tho they are known they must be selling alot of action to be able to buy in @this tournament. Anyways really looking forward to see this.
Posted by occultum: Awesome line up it's impossible to predict a winner with all this players.. kinda surprised tho to see some names here that even tho they are known they must be selling alot of action to be able to buy in @this tournament. Anyways really looking forward to see this.
I was just thinking about that and I think you have to favour the guys who have been there before in terms of huge cash games - therefore Gus and Dwan and Antonius have to be favourites but in a tournament like that anything can happen with the cards.
It's gonna be the tightest game ever.
Wonder what their starting stacks are?20k?
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